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Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4 2013 6:22 p.m. MST

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Furry1993
Ogden, UT

That's an excellent reason to "term limit" Mike Lee at one six-year term in the Senate.

ThornBirds
St.George, Utah

Everyone needs some love.
Isn't that just so kind of them to do that.
Not many others around willing to do that, and that is a real live true fact.

TMR
Los Angeles, CA

When the Constitution was "hanging by a thread" in that a small minority of the government (the House of Representatives led by the Tea Party and Lee) was trying to overturn the laws of the United States and the will of the majority, who would have thought it would be Harry Reid that would step in to save the day.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

I believe Mike Lee is the best Senator Utah has ever had by a long ways. But, I have some advice for Mike Lee: Get out after two terms or you will be no better than Harry Reid, Orrin Hatch, or a host of other incumbents that have been bought and paid for by the Kingmen of Washington D.C. In other words, unless he gets out, he will succumb to the power and corruption. The Democrats and Republicans have both colluded to take us to the brink of destruction. Term limits is an absolute necessity, including Mike Lee. In the meantime, I absolutely support him because he represents the best in creating an opportunity society based on free markets and absent crony capitalism, which is what Harry Reid and Orrin Hatch represent. Go Mike Lee!

AllSeeingEye
Salt Lake City, UT

The chatter from some individuals and media outlets about a primary against Senator Mike Lee is shameful and destructive. That's why we feel it's important to come out early and announce our endorsement of Senator Mike Lee for the U.S. Senate, Kremer said.
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Wow--what an interesting comment about a politician who should have been in a primary against a trusted conservative like Robert Bennett, but managed to avoid that primary because of Utah's strange convention system. Utah is the only state in the country where such a thing could have happened. It's time for a change. Let's let the people decide.

If the Tea Party folks nationally want to endorse Senator Lee 3 years before the next election, that is their right. But, at the very least let's have a system in place by the time the election happens that allows all voters to participate in the primary.

Befuddled
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

TMR-

You have right to your opinion, I just don't know how on God's green earth you came to it!

TRUTH
Salt Lake City, UT

Go Mike........he along with Cruz proved to be the only ones in Washington, D.C. who tried to protect us from Obamacare! Lee has exposed the Obama, Pelosi, REID, McCain, McConnell group. Time to clean house on Washington.

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Lee and the Tea Party offer absolutely nothing in the way of solutions to pressing national issues, only vacuous opposition to all things Democratic.

We had to endure this exact same political phenomenon fifty years ago with the John Birch Society.

Tea Party rhetoric plays well to the shrinking Tea Party base, but otherwise it's a losing proposition and guarantees that no Republican will occupy the White House for at least another 20 years.

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Isn't the 2016 race in three years? A lot can happen in three years.

van
Saratoga Springs, UT

That's like Heinz Ketchup indorsing an Oscar Meyer Weiner. Surprise surprise.

mohokat
Ogden, UT

Sen. Lee Is against a President who cannot (again cannot) tell the truth.Sen. Lee is against that Presidents policies which are the product of those lies. Sen.Lee is against Sen Reid who shoved the lie know as Affordable Health Care down our throats and then excuses his staff from taking part in this conspiracy.Sen. Lee will be my choice.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Let's see --

Mike Lee accepts an endorsement 3 YEARS before an election.
Mike Lee refuses to mention the Tea Party by name.
Mike Lee is trying to distance himself from his own Caucus.
Mike Lee has drawn the rath of nearly every Republican in Washington.
Mike Lee is no longer seen as an asset on the National stage.
Mike Lee causes more damage to the Republican brand, than polish.
Mike Lee helped Republicans LOOSE more elestions in other areas than helped.

My guess is Mike Lee knows he's in a heap of trouble.

CKS007
Clearfield, UT

Lee has already shown his true colors of greed and will not be able earn my vote. Mike Lee was a mistake and should be voted out of office in 2016. I just wish we didn't have to wait so long to get him out.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

where is orrin? we only hear from him every 6 years. my concern is that mitt will run against lee. i want mitt, but i'd rather have him run for orrin's seat.

t702
Las Vegas, NV

@ TMR: How did that ACA rollout working out for ya? Yah, I thought so.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

I find it quite funny to hear people complain so loudly about congress - how they are nothing but a bunch of good ole boys that are self serving career politicians with a heavy dose of corruption to boot. They get nothing done - they stand for nothing and political games-man-ship is what they are known for. They take bribes from big business and they don't seem to care much at all for the constitution as they run up HUGE debt year after year. All of this applies to low-life characters like Harry Reid who by the way just exempted his own staff from Obamacare. Mike Lee on the other hand is the exact opposite from all of this. Mike is a brilliant lawyer having plead cases in front of the US supreme court before becoming Senator. Mike ran on being a conservative and Mike ACTED as a true conservative after elected. Mike was sent to Washington to replace a good ole boy Bob Bennett who had become increasingly more blue as the years passed. We need more like Mike!!

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Is he going to shut down the government in January? If it was such a great idea, why not try to defund a funded law again? Is that why the tea party endorsed him so early?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

The party found "a leader for the ages" in Reagan, who helped lead the party toward "a conservative reform agenda," Lee said.

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I hate it when Tea-Partiers associate themselves with Saint Ronald Reagan.

He was a RINO,
and would be publically stoned by them today.

Increased Federal spending,
Emergency Medical coverage -- No one ever refused care in Emergency Rooms, regardless of coverage,
Banning assault and Hand guns,
Amnesty for illegal immigrants,
just to name a FEW!

BTW --
Ronald Reagan was the LAST Republican many of us ever voted for.
When Reagan left, we left too.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Wow!

The gullibility of some people is absolutely amazing.

I have yet to hear any ideas real SOLUTIONS to our nation's ills from Mike Lee and his buddies.

Complaining, Yes. Outright lies, Yes. Pandering to extremists, Yes. Begging for money, Yes.

Someone above mentioned the idea of the Constitution hanging by a thread. Be careful, folks. Mike Lee and his pals are armed with sharp scissors and are about as likely to use them carefully as a two-year old might be.

bandersen
Saint George, UT

LDS Liberal: Although a screaming liberal progressive, your scathing "defense" of the Republican is not only humorous and ironic, but underscores in unvarnished truth the very things that independent minded patriots know, which is the farce of partisanship that is played out between the two major parties. If it isn't obvious that there is no difference between the parties, there is nothing I can do but sit back yawn, laugh, and watch the scramble for power and the incompetence continue, no matter which party is in power. You are absolutely wrong about Tea-party people in regards to Ronald Reagan. Ronald Reagan was the greatest president in the 20th century. A new leader will arise perhaps to lead America back to prosperity and independence, but it won't be a socialist, no matter how fond you or others are of its philosophy. Socialism only leads to greater human suffering.

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